Health Center

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Sunnyside Health Center

7Hz28LBABiIP1qILa3l5LQCwKRA7a8mdzoVoLn74RpcSunnyside Health Center is part of the Sunnyside Village Community, sponsored by the Sarasota area Mennonite churches. Since its opening, Sunnyside has been a recognized leader among Sarasota’s providers of housing and healthcare for persons age 55 and older.
Seniors may need a licensed, skilled care facility. The Sunnyside Health Center at Sunnyside Village has been recognized as one of the finest providers of Comprehensive Nursing Care in the region for 33 years. Residents of Sunnyside Health Care receive around-the-clock nursing care with dignity and understanding from a professional staff dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of every resident.

Comprehensive Nursing Care

A team of senior health care professionals, under the supervision of a full-time RN Director of Nursing Services, provides attentive, personalized care designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. The care is backed by a commitment to exemplary, professional standards of service and skill.
This level of care enables the Sunnyside Health Center residents to experience a greater sense of well-being, functionality, and self-esteem. The residents receive 24 hour supervised care backed up by an emergency call system.

Total Plan of Comprehensive Care

Private or semi-private rooms are available, complete with safety-designed private baths and laundry service. Three meals are served in the dining room daily with special nutritional consideration of a licensed dietician. Planned recreational, religious, social, and leisure activities are available to the residents of Sunnyside Health Center. Social services and a Chaplain are also available.
Sunnyside Health Center offers optional services for its residents. For an additional fee, special services, such as optometry, podiatry, and dental care are available. Other optional services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy; medication and personal supplies; beautician and barber services; and transportation to medical appointments.

Features

Services & Benefits

  • 60 bed Health Center
  • Every room has courtyard or green space view
  • Licensed, skilled care facility
  • Dignity and understanding from a professional staff dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of every resident
  • Comprehensive Nursing Care
  • A team of senior health care professionals under the supervision of a full-time RN Director of Nursing Services
  • 24 hour supervised care backed up by an emergency call system
  • Private or semi-private rooms are available
  • Safety-designed, private baths and laundry service
  • Three meals are served in the dining room daily with special nutritional consideration of a licensed dietician
  • Planned recreational, religious, social, and leisure activities are available to the residents of Sunnyside Health Center
  • A Social Worker and Chaplain make up part of the available staff

Additional Services at a Nominal Fee

  • Special services, such as optometry, podiatry, and dental care
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Medication and personal supplies
  • Beautician and barber services
  • Transportation to medical appointments

Health Center FAQs

Q – What type of rooms are available?
A – Private or semi-private rooms are available complete with safety designed baths

Q – What type of care is provided?
A – Sunnyside Village Health Center residents receive a total plan of comprehensive care to meet the specific needs of each individual by a team of senior health care professionals under the supervision of a full-time RN Director of Nursing Services. Each resident receives 24 hour supervised care backed up by an emergency call system.

Q – What type of recreational and leisure activities can residents participate in?
A – Planned recreational, religious, social, and leisure activities are available to residents of Sunnyside Health Center.

Q – What items can residents bring into the nursing home?
A – Sufficient amount of clothing and other personal items such as a brush, comb, and toothbrush. Residents can also bring decorative items such as picture frames and small pieces of furniture that can easily fit into the space allotted to the resident and that does not pose a safety hazard.

Q – Do residents need to bring their own wheelchair?
A – Sunnyside has wheelchairs available for resident use. However, a personal wheelchair is often more comfortable. Residents who have their own wheelchairs are encouraged to bring them. Sunnyside has a wheelchair maintenance program. Personal wheelchairs may be kept clean, and preventive maintenance may be done without any charge to the resident.

Q – Does Sunnyside Health Center have a smoking policy?
A – No smoking is allowed inside or outside the building for residents.

Q – How many meals are included?
A – Three meals are served in the dining room daily with special nutritional consideration of a licensed dietician.

Q – How are meals selected?
A – A resident’s menu will be selected based on personal food preferences and dislikes. A dietary staff member will interview the resident and/or resident’s family to learn the types of food the resident prefers.

Q – Is there a laundry service provided?
A – The Sunnyside housekeeping department is well equipped to do the residents laundry. There is no extra charge for personal laundry. For residents whose family members wish to do laundry, we ask that the resident provides his/her own clothes hamper.

Q – Are there any set limits on how often residents must see their doctor?
A – Visits with the primary care physician must be scheduled every 30 days for the first three months in the nursing home. After three months, visits are scheduled every 60 days, unless contradicted by a change in the resident’s health. Our staff will make appointments for the resident. If the resident chooses to make the appointments, notification of our staff is required so the proper paperwork and transportation can be arranged if necessary.

Q – Can residents have any pets in the nursing home?
A – No. Sunnyside has a dog, birds, and fish that reside at the facility. Pet therapy is a favorite activity for residents. A resident’s family member may bring the family pet in to visit as long as it is on a leash.

Q – Are electric scooters allowed?
A – Yes, but each resident must be assessed by therapy for appropriateness and use it at “turtle” speed at all times.

Q – Will each resident always have the same caregivers?
A – No. We rotate our staff so that all staff members are familiar with you and can help you at any time.